Tajikistan is nestled between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to the north and west, China to the east, and Afghanistan to the south. Mountains cover 93 percent of Tajikistans surface area. The two principal ranges, the Pamir Mountains and the Alay Mountains, give rise to many glacier-fed streams and rivers, which have been used to irrigate farmlands since ancient times. Central Asias other major mountain range, the Tian Shan, skirts northern Tajikistan. Mountainous terrain separates Tajikistans two population centers, which are in the lowlands of the southern and northern sections of the country. Especially in areas of intensive agricultural and industrial activity, the Soviet Unions natural resource utilization policies left independent Tajikistan with a legacy of environmental problems.
Tajik Persian 89.9%,
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